Yang Shuo, 2012
i don’t think i’ve ever agreed with anything more than what this man is saying
watch this. seriously
yes yes yes yes yes
this is amazing
this guy is so sick
I needed this right now. Anyone taking finals needs this right now.
This is a lesson that I’m still trying to learn. I’m better than I was in high school, but sometimes I still fall into this trap even when I try not to.
This is glorious spoken word and it’s an incredibly important message.
My professor played this is class the other day. It was very powerful.
ALYSSA. LOOK. THIS IS IT.
Much of my knowledge base was established in high school, and I was unofficially the one of the “smartest kids in school.”
Every year since 4th grade I’ve “struggled”—not with the subject matter, though. Not with the concepts, or the applications, or the theories.
I “struggled” because I didn’t do assigned work for things I’d already read. I didn’t do projects which held no potential for further learning. I didn’t expend any effort in practicing things I’d already mastered.
Because I understood, even as a fucking child, that being “smart” wasn’t a number, or a grade, or the praises the administration lavished upon you for raising the profile of their institution.
It’s the feeling of completeness when you finish a math problem, or the rush of connections you join as your read a convoluted book, or the feeling of your heartbeat moving in sync with a new melody you’ve made, or the stab of pleasure you get when you accurately read and respond to your friends’ moods.
“Smart” is taking your unique brain, body, talents, and potential and exploring it to the fullest, and it is absolutely, absolutely disgusting that children don’t learn that in Grade-fucking-1.
First trailer: Almost Human
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams and creator J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, Almost Human is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
and this is why I love Whovians.
flower language has always been an intense source of disappointment for me
like, they all mean really generic things like “love” or “forever” or “i’m sorry”
i thought you could combine flowers
like you could just send someone a bouquet and from the combination of hibiscus and posies and tulips they’d understand “the rebel leader is dead, rendezvous at the docks at 8, bring the dog, you will need lighter fluid and a large tomato”
Doctor Who Alternate Universe - “I could ask you the same question, Doctor.”
└The Doctor runs into Sally Sparrow on a trip to the roaring twenties.